The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2014 was held Sunday, August 17th at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California. More than 200 automotive treasures lined the 17th and 18th holes of the famed Pebble Beach Golf Links for the 64th annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Every year on the third Sunday in August, the most prized collector cars and motorcycles in the world roll onto one of the best finishing holes in golf – the famed eighteenth fairway at Pebble Beach. Originally a small social event paired with a road race, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance has grown into the top-ranking collector car show in the world. People from all over the globe come to compete in or simply enjoy the event at Pebble Beach.
With a total of 27 classes including feature and special classes, the cars of Maserati and the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa headlined the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Additional feature classes included Ruxton, Antique Steam Cars, Fernandez et Darrin Coachwork, Tatra, postwar Rolls-Royce Phantoms and Eastern European Motorcycles. The otherworldly display of 20 Ferrari Testa Rossas — on their way to a tour to Santa Barbara — were situated in prime position nearby the 17th green and 18th tee.
The judging process at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is two-fold: Class Judges focus primarily on originality and authenticity, while Honorary Judges direct their attention to design, styling and elegance. To be eligible to win Best of Show–the event’s top award–a car must first win its class.
Best of Show at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2014 was awarded to the 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe owned by Jon Shirley of Medina, Washington. This stunning result was the first win for a postwar car since 1968. It was also the first Ferrari to win.
When asked about the significance of the win by his postwar car, Shirley said, “I just hope it means that some more will have the chance to do the same thing. There are some wonderful coachbuilt postwar cars, and I think the owners should bring them here and try for the Best. I’ve won Best of Show before but this was really a special thrill to do it with this car.”
Other nominees for Best of Show included a 1934 Hispano-Suiza J12 Fernandez et Darrin Coupe de Ville owned by Robert M and Anne Brockinton Lee of Reno, Nevada; a 1934 Packard Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria owned by Frank and Milli Ricciardelli of Sarasota, Florida and a 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Vanvooren Sports Cabriolet owned by Lord Bamford of Gloucestershire, England.
The 65th Annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will take place on Sunday, August 16, 2015.
Similar to our coverage of the 2010 Concours, 2011 Concours, 2012 Concours and 2013 Concours, Senior Photographer Tim Scott also documented the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. In the first of several photo galleries dedicated to this year’s event, Tim offers the following spectacular images of the vehicles displayed on the fairways at the Pebble Beach Golf Links. We split up Tim’s pictures into two galleries. The first gallery starting below features our favorite images, all displayed in the full-width view of Sports Car Digest, while the second gallery and full list of award winners can be found on the last page of the article and gives a comprehensive view of all the photographs. To see more from Tim, visit fluidimages.co.uk.
Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2014 – Featured Photo Gallery
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